2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Locations: Main Campus: Allendale, Michigan; Robert C. Pew Campus: Grand Rapids, MI; Regional Centers: Holland, MI., Muskegon, MI., and Traverse City, MI.
Established: 1960. First class in 1963.
Campus: 1,275 acres.
Type of Institution: Four-year public university, undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate degrees: bachelor of arts (B.A.), bachelor of science (B.S.), bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), bachelor of music (B.M.), bachelor of music education (B.M.E.), bachelor of social work (B.S.W.), bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.), bachelor of science in engineering (B.S.E.), bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.). Graduate degrees: master of business administration (M.B.A.), master of health administration (M.H.A.), masters in physician assistant studies (M.P.A.S.), master of science (M.S.), master of education (M.Ed.), master of science in engineering (M.S.E.), master of health sciences (M.H.S.), master of science in nursing (M.S.N.), master of science in nursing/master of business administration (M.S.N./M.B.A.), master of public administration (M.P.A.), master of social work (M.S.W.), master of the science of taxation (M.S.T.), master of the science of accounting (M.S.A.), and doctorate in physical therapy (D.P.T.).
Tuition: Undergraduate lower-division tuition is $315 per credit hour for 12 to 16 credits, $7,240 total per year for 12 to 16 credits, and $315 per credit over 16 hours for Michigan residents. For upper-division Michigan residents, tuition is $330 per credit hour for 1 to 11 credits, $7,600 per year for 12 to 15 credits, and $330 per credit over 16 hours. Nonresident lower-division tuition is $532 per credit hour for 1 to 11 credits, $12,510 per year for 12 to 16 credits, and $532 per credit over 16 hours. Nonresident upper-division tuition is $550 per credit hour for 1 to 11 credits, $12,932 per year for 12 to 16 credits, and $550 per credit over 16 hours. Graduate tuition for Michigan residents is $375 per credit hour for 500 and 600 level courses, and $330 per credit hour for courses below the 500 level; for non-Michigan residents, $600 per credit hour for 500 and 600 level courses, and $550 per credit hour for courses below the 500 level.
Parking: Students wishing to park on either the Allendale or Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus must purchase a parking permit. Permits can be ordered electronically at www.gvsu.edu/publicsafety.
Room and Board: Traditional Living Centers: $3,440; Suite Style Living Centers: $3,524; Living Center Apartments: $2,701 plus meal plan and $3,401 plus meal plan; Ravine Apartments: $1,336 (two-bedroom), $1,600 (one-bedroom); Laker Village Apartments: $1,672-$2,380, depending on size of apartment and number of roommates; Grand Valley Apartments: $1,600-$2,980, depending on size of apartment and number of roommates; Secchia Hall: $2,204-$3,308, depending on size of apartment and number of roommates; Pew Campus (Winter Hall) housing: $2,648-$3,100 depending on size of apartment and number of roommates; Mark A. Murray and South B: $2,404-$3,428.
Note: Rates stated for tuition and room and board are in effect for 2007-2008 and are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.
Enrollment: 23,295. Faculty (regular): 734. Support staff: 1020.
Academic year: Two 15-week semesters; fall semester, August 27, 2007, to December 15, 2007; winter semester, January 7, 2008, to April 26, 2007. Summer session: 12 weeks.
Library: More than 708,000 volumes; more than 34,314 periodical subscriptions in print and electronic format; over 300 databases; 23,800 reels of microfilm; 842,900 microsheets.
Computer Support: Over 30 classrooms/Labs with Pentium Windows and Macintosh machines running over 180 student applications; ADA stations in most labs; SMART technology (computer, lcd projector, dvd, and vcr) available in all classrooms; wireless connectivity in all academic buildings and select Housing locations; all classroom and student living areas networked for Internet access, email, courseware, registration, and many other student services; digital media assistance available to students and faculty; free music service to students, free anti-virus software for all campus computers including students in Grand Valley housing; and Computing & Technology Support services available to all faculty, staff and students.
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission; Member of the North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; telephone: (800) 621-7440. Associate member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Seidman College of Business accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accounting and Taxation programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technologist Program: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Michigan SBDC (MiSBDC): Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC). Clinical Laboratory Science program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Chemistry Department accredited by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. School of Education accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Bachelor of science in engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Nursing program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Occupational Therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTA). The Athletic Training Program in the Department of Movement Science accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Physician Assistant Studies program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). School of Public and Nonprofit Administration accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). School of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
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Maps of the Grand Valley campuses can be found at the back of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.